Krahn Chemie Expands Portfolio with Naphthenics From Ergon

Tue., Dec 21, 2010

Hamburg – Distributor Krahn Chemie GmbH, based in Hamburg, will begin marketing base oils from the world’s largest naphthenic producer – Ergon – throughout Germany, Austria & Switzerland effective immediately.

The base oils named Hygold® are available directly from the tank storage in Antwerp (Belgium) within short notice.

“The Hygold® base oils from Ergon are an excellent addition to our existing product portfolio of functional additives for the lubricant industry,” pointed out Guido Gerdes, the segment manager for lubricants at Krahn Chemie, “Ergon – as by far the largest producer of naphthenincs – secures the growing demand of our lubricant customers.”

“The hydrotreated Hygold® products are essential components in the production of watermiscible coolants or greases. Furthermore the brightstock with a high viscosity of 928 cST (40°C) and an ASTM-colour of 2 are an interesting alternative for dark saturated steam cylinder oils,” added Detlev Pazdzior, technical sales at Krahn Chemie.

Per Klintstam, President of Ergon Europe MEA, on the corporation: “The quality network of Krahn Chemie into the lubricant industry as well as their excellent technical expertise make Krahn Chemie a valuable partner to broaden our customer base.”

About Ergon Europe MEA Inc.
Ergon Europe MEA Inc. – located in Waterloo (near Brussels) - is an operating division of Ergon Refining Inc., for process, base, and electrical oils produced at the company’s naphthenic base oil refinery located in Vicksburg, Mississippi. The Vicksburg refinery has a capacity exceeding 1,000,000 tons per year, making it the largest naphthenic manufacturing plant in the world. Products are stored in Antwerp for supplies to European customers.

About Krahn Chemie
Krahn Chemie is part of the Hamburg-based Otto Krahn Group, and specializes in the sales, distribution, and marketing of chemical raw materials and specialty chemicals. As a distributor and trading company, Krahn represents a large number of renowned, globally operating raw material manufacturers in Europe. Krahn Chemie offers its 3,000 customers an extensive and high-quality product range, technical service, and sophisticated logistics solutions. The Krahn Chemie product range services the following industries: paint and coatings, adhesives and sealants, construction chemicals, technical ceramics, photovoltaics, lubricants, plastic and rubber.

CONTACT INFORMATION
Jim Temple
Director of Communications
601-933-3000
jim.temple@ergon.com

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